Commodity flow method

What is Commodity flow method?

Commodity flow method meaning Method used to estimate purchases of a commodity by intermediate or final users. The method generally begins with an estimate of the total supply of a commodity available for domestic uses; it then either attributes a fixed percentage of supply to an intermediate or final use, or it adjusts for intermediate purchases and attributes the residual to final uses.

 

reference: BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis. US Department of Commerce

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